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Old 07-24-2011, 06:56 AM   #1
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Default how many miles before you red lined your S4

just curious how many miles you waited befor you red lined your S4 through all the gears?
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:20 AM   #2
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I still haven't redlined through 5th or 6th, but I redlined through 3rd on my way home from the dealership a couple times the night I picked it up and every time I drove it after that for the first 1000 miles or so. Haven't burned a drop of oil. I'm sure DrGP will chime in to second this, taking new car full throttle to redline (or close to redline) after it is fully warmed up and engine braking as much as possible is the best way to fully break in a car and ensure the piston rings fully seat.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:39 AM   #3
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just curious how many miles you waited befor you red lined your S4 through all the gears?
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Default Miles driven before redline

I took delivery in winter here in NE Ohio. Prolly didn't need to, but waited 500 miles or so before I wrung it out well.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:22 AM   #6
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Somewhere between 15 and 25 total miles on car.
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Since I bought my car with 100 miles on it, I am sure that a few test drives took it into the higher revs. At 2000 miles, dipstick still reads full so no complaints.
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I think it was about 150 miles before I red lined it in 1st, 2nd gear.
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:40 PM   #9
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About 20. Got the car with 12 miles on the odometer. Wanted to be sure that oil had warmed up. BTW, I recommend WOT to the red line 3 times a day until you reach 1000 miles. Followed by engine braking. This IS beneficial for getting the rings to seat completely. 11k miles and NO appreciable oil consumption. All cars will consume small amounts of oil. Unfortunately, some that have not been
broken in correctly will consume more.

ACTUALLY, I re read your original post and you say red line through ALL the gears. That I would not do until 1000 miles. To the red line in any one gear, at any mileage. In all gears, 1000 miles

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Old 07-24-2011, 01:25 PM   #10
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The first time I drove it and every time I drove it for the first 1000 miles. May be 20? No drop in oil at all for the first 3500 miles so far.
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